33rd Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival

Be True to You: Trans/Non-Binary Shorts

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10 films in package
A "Meet the Parents" story.
A queer teenager struggling with the onset of puberty discovers a living cave that presents them with a new skin and a chance to explore their identity.
#Unheard Stories Part 2
The film explores the issues that transwomen face in Indian society, through the personal experiences of Sonali, a young hijra person living in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
A couple enter new territory, coming out all over again to the boyfriend.
Behind The Drag: Jupiter Velvet
Jupiter Velvet, a trans Latina drag queen, shares her journey about finding herself through performance, artistic exploration, and her supportive community.
Emelia and Jeff are an open minded couple celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary by venturing into the Virtual world of 'Vert' together, where they're transformed into their 'ideal self'.
Waking Hour
Sofia, a young trans woman, meets Isaac at a party. When he invites her to go home with him, Sofia must talk herself through her options.
Closed captions available
Vuelta al Sol
It's César's birthday and his only wish is to have peace of mind, but his parents expect César to wear clothes that make him feel uncomfortable. César has to make a decision. Continue to please his family's expectations or be true to his identity as a trans man.
Orin & Anto
A young, non-binary visitor to London returns to their Airbnb to find an older gay man has moved in while they were out. In a small studio flat over one turbulent night, Orin and Anto confront the queer generation gap and decide to make space for each other.
Closed captions available
Q&A - Be True to You: Trans/Non-Binary Shorts
Discussion with writer/director of ORIN & ANTO.
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Stay tuned after the shorts program for a Q&A session with the writer/director of ORIN & ANTO.

What do you do if you’re a young non-binary person who returns to your Airbnb to find that an older gay man has moved in while you were out? What if it’s your birthday and your parents just want you to wear the wrong clothes for the party? What if you have to come out all over again to your boyfriend? What if you’re a young transwoman and you meet someone you like at a party? These extraordinary short films illuminate how trans and non-binary people navigate life’s many complications while staying true to their own selves.

Special Guest:

ORIN & ANTO: Michael Achtman (writer, director)

  • Runtime
    15 minutes